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Fender American Performer Precision Review

May 17, 2019
The venerable P’s latest incarnation brings some modern tweaks, but retains the versatility this classic is known for.
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Rig Rundown: The Bouncing Souls

May 15, 2019
The seminal East Coast punks prove that beat-up guitars and undeniable hooks can keep a band touring the world for over three decades.
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Rig Rundown: Gary Clark Jr. & Eric Zapata [2019]

May 1, 2019
Check out the gear used by the current king of soulful R&B-laced blues-rock and his longtime guitar foil.
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First Look: Fender Jimmy Page Mirror Telecaster

April 29, 2019
Watch John Bohlinger use and abuse the guitar god's signature Tele that's based on a '59 that was gifted to him from Jeff Beck and helped build Led Zeppelin I.
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Rig Rundown: Tab Benoit

April 17, 2019
The self-confessed reluctant guitarist shows off the vintage Teles and signature combos that power his bayou blues.
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Tools for the Task: In-Ear Monitors

April 17, 2019
If you can’t hear yourself onstage, is there a sound?
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Fender Unveils the 'Game of Thrones' Sigil Collection

April 16, 2019
The trio of deluxe, one-of-a-kind guitars embodies the true essence of Westeros’ most iconic, notable families and are built to order via the Fender Custom Shop.
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Rig Rundown: Hozier

April 10, 2019
On the heels of his No. 1 album, Wasteland, Baby!, Irishman Andrew Hozier-Byrne reveals his connection with “alive” hollowbodies—including gas cans—that torch his moody, soulful blend of rock and blues.
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Tantric Rock: Cherry Glazerr’s Clementine Creevy

March 28, 2019
This swaggering, self-aware guitarist and songwriter packs her kinetic energy into sweet ’n’ sour pop songs with the help of a modded Strat, a Mesa/Boogie, and a handful of distortion and modulation stomps.
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First Look: Fender '62 Princeton Chris Stapleton Edition

March 28, 2019
Witness John Bohlinger try a '50s Strat, a Gibson Vegas, and a Filter'Tron-loaded Gretsch to demo the classic-designed, tremolo-rich combo for country music's outlaw superstar.
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Fender Announces Duff McKagan Signature Bass Collaboration

March 27, 2019
The instrument was based on the Pearl White bass McKagan used while recording Guns N' Roses’ debut album, Appetite for Destruction.
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Rig Rundown: Brothers Osborne

March 20, 2019
Country music’s leading guitar tandem shows us how they mix vintage axes and boutique pedals with high-powered amps and just a little bit of digital magic.
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Elliott Sharp’s Inner Ear

March 19, 2019
This legendary New York City-based improvisor and composer believes music can change people’s chemistry. A battery of unconventional guitars, well-chosen effects, and a vocabulary steeped in everything from free-jazz to Fibonacci to old-school blues are the tools of his crusade.
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Dick Dale: 1937–2019

March 18, 2019
In his 60-year career, the legendary king of surf guitar and “father of heavy metal” purveyed a unique approach that influenced generations of players.
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Tedeschi Trucks Band: All in the Family

March 15, 2019
For their latest album, Signs, Susan and Derek brought their road-tested 12-piece ensemble into their Swamp Raga studio, cued up the tape, and hit record. As always, Trucks’ keening slide proves he’s one of the finest players to ever lay glass on steel.
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Tools for the Task: Tuning Apps

March 14, 2019
Misplaced your tuner? Dead battery? There’s an app for that.
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Rig Rundown: Nick Raskulinecz

March 13, 2019
Try to keep your skull glued on while geeking out on the gear the Grammy-winning producer uses to make epic albums with Foo Fighters, Alice in Chains, Deftones, Korn, Rush, Mastodon, and others.
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Rig Rundown: Jerry Douglas

March 6, 2019
A deep studio dive with one of the most recorded resonator players ever.
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Geddy Lee’s Magnificent Obsession

March 5, 2019
The Rush frontman talks about his bass-collecting odyssey—the perils of instrument hunting, the book it inspired, his favorite axes and their sounds, and the people who made and played them.
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Fender American Performer Telecaster Hum Review

March 1, 2019
Fender tweaks the traditional Tele template to accommodate contemporary tastes.
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